I noticed this little scene yesterday and got a picture. I don't know whats going on. Is one attacking the other or is there some morphing going on? I am very ignorant about insects but still find them fascinating.
Please help if you can make sense of this picture.
CLOSED: What is happening here?
This is a dragonfly undergoing metamorphosis from its aquatic immature stage (naiad/nymph) to its aerial adult stage. When the naiad has completed its growth, it emerges from the water, climbs some handy object (usually emergent vegetation), rests a bit, and then its 'skin' (exoskeleton) splits an the adult emerges - http://citizenscientistsleague.com/2011/12/15/dragonfly-life-cycle-and-metamorphosis/
The full name is Flapdoodle D. Dogdew, but that was too long for davesgarden...